Clinical Mgr

Directs the inpatient adult rehabilitation unit to function as a synergistic harmonious and productive entity integrated and synchronized with other hospital functions to fulfill its own goals and contribute to the overall purposes and objectives of Newport Hospital.



Develops recommends and implements department and applicable hospital policies and procedures designed to maintain effective and efficient operations and meet the expectations of those served.
Reviews and maintains current departmental and administrative policies and procedures.
Reviews Employee Handbook.
Maintains current CPR certification
Completes mandatory education.
Guides unit to maintain CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) Accreditation.

Ensures that the department�s scope of services strives to meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers.
Creates a shared vision by developing and continuously communicating the department�s goals in alignment with the hospital�s and nursing�s mission.
Demonstrates flexibility and innovation to facilitate the changes required to improve operations or to enhance revenue effectiveness productivity responsiveness and other quality factors.
Identifies potential lines of expanded business in the context of marketplace and plans for development.
Demonstrates a confident and positive attitude with functional competency and technical credibility.
Exhibits effective decision-making skills.
Develops strategic alliances that are mutually beneficial both inside and outside the organization.
Networks toward new partnerships within the community.
Serves as a role model in relation to the Patient Experience and customer service. 
Ensures that department functions are in compliance with applicable regulatory licensure and accreditation standards.
Practices and promotes a philosophy of acquiring and imparting knowledge on a continuous basis.
Enhances professional knowledge and skills by such activities as participation in professional organizations or in local regional or national programs.
Serves as an advocate of the hospital.

Demonstrates knowledge of employee relations policies and procedures and implements policies in a fair equitable and consistent manner.
Assesses manpower needs including number of staff skill mix and appropriate schedules and budgets accordingly
Implements creative solutions to manpower planning
Organizes the department to maximize the potential contribution of all employees
Develops and maintains competency-based job descriptions outlining duties responsibilities and requirements of jobs.
Interviews employment candidates and selects competent and qualified personnel for authorized vacant positions.
Assesses the competence of employees upon hire transfer and on an annual basis.
Assessment considers age-specific needs of patients.
Establishes and communicates clear performance expectations.
Promotes Relationship Based Care and Professional Practice Model
Performs ongoing performance assessment and completes annual performance reviews on a timely basis.
Provides recognition of staff�s achievements
Counsels employees in a proactive fashion to sustain or improve job performance.
Provides disciplinary action that is fair objective timely and developmental.
Promotes opportunities for teamwork among all staff.
Promotes employees� participation in problem-solving and decision-making in matters affecting them.
Assesses and analyzes competency patterns and learning/educational needs of staff based on supporting data.
Develops an ongoing department education and training plan which encompasses safety issues competency and continual improvement processes which can be linked to department goals.

Develops and proposes an annual departmental budget and capital expenditures that will contribute towards improving the efficiency and cost effectiveness of all services provided while meeting the needs of our patients the community physicians and our employees.
Operates within the approved departmental budget notwithstanding changes beyond one�s control. Provides monthly variance reports to CNO.
Reviews departmental expenses regularly to identify ways to reduce costs while improving efficiency resulting in an overall net savings on the approved department budget.
Monitors staffing to ensure the optimal use of scheduled time and overtime for maximum productivity.
Controls and accurately reports time worked by department employees for timely payroll preparation.
Plans develops and implements policies procedures and programs involving all applicable hospital departments that maximize departmental revenues.

Develops department policies and trains staff in principles of information management.
Ensures the security and confidential treatment of sensitive and private information.
Demonstrates ability to utilize computer technology for data generation retrieval and analysis and documentation.
Ensures that policy and procedure manuals and other reference materials are current and accessible.

Identifies evaluates and recommends equipment acquisition based on advances in technology and scope of service.
Maintains assigned physical/tangible assets safely efficiently and in such a manner that they effectively perform their intended function.
Coordinates a department-specific equipment management plan in accordance with the organization�s overall equipment management plan.
Prevents the loss or abuse of assigned assets.
Manages supplies effectively.

Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of department-specific safety issues.
Demonstrates leadership concerning safety issues within the organization and the department.
Continuously identifies develops and enforces department-specific safety policies and procedures in accordance with the organization�s overall safety policies.
Organizes an effective department-specific safety training program for all department employees in accordance with hospital guidelines.

Develops plans and manages processes to measure assess and improve the quality of services in alignment with the hospital�s key functions.
Participates in functional and cross-functional continual improvement activities.
Utilizes continual improvement tools and identifies indicators to assess and improve systems and processes over time.
Allocates adequate resources (personnel time and staff training) needed to participate in continual improvement activities.
Monitors and evaluates results of continual improvement activities for effectiveness.
Incorporates/integrates improvements into processes and systems.

Readily accepts and receives feedback from colleagues and staff creating safe environment for disagreement.
Demonstrates effective presentation skills for meetings and formal presentations.
Demonstrates effective writing skills for correspondence reports and other documents.
Demonstrates effective use of contemporary methods of communication.
Demonstrates active listening skills.
Facilitates constructive dialogue to resolve conflicts.
Collaborates with other leaders and relevant personnel to resolve problems and make decisions.
Controls timely and appropriate flow of information throughout the department and the organization; keeps people informed. E
Plans and organizes constructive and effective meetings.


Other information:

Bachelor�s Degree in Nursing required; Master�s Degree preferred with focus in Nursing or related health care field required or currently matriculated with agreed upon date of completion.  
Certification in Nursing Administration and/or appropriate specialty required within 18 months of hire.
Five years clinical nursing experience in specialty with demonstrated leadership skills; management experience required. 
Graduate from a school of nursing and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island or in the nurse�s primary state of legal residency if that state is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. Current CPR certification.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Newport Hospital USA:RI:Newport


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: Shift 1


Union: Non-Union